St Davids College

Applied Science web

Triple Award Science

Exam Body

Edexcel (iGCSE)

Head of Department

This is a demanding course for pupils who have a real interest and motivation towards science. It is best suited for pupils with high target grades.

There is a significant volume of content covered over the two years which requires pupils to keep up to date with their classwork and prep work each week. Outstanding attendance, behaviour and effort are also requirements for the course.

The course enables pupils to:

  • learn about the basic principles of Biology, Chemistry and Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical work
  • develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at A-Level, skills which are useful in everyday life
  • better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters
  • learn to recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of the scientific method and how to apply this to other disciplines in everyday life
  • develop relevant attitudes, such as concern for accuracy objectivity, enquiry initiative and inventiveness
  • better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment


  1. The nature and variety of living organisms
  2. Structure and functions in living organisms
  3. Reproduction and inheritance
  4. Ecology and the environment
  5. Use of biological resources
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  1. Principles of chemistry
  2. Inorganic chemistry
  3. Physical chemistry
  4. Organic chemistry


  1. Forces and motion
  2. Electricity
  3. Waves
  4. Energy resources and energy transfer
  5. Solids, liquids, and gases
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  7. Radioactivity and particles
  8. Astrophysics
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Paper 1 30% multiple choice

Paper 3 50% Theory

Paper 5 or 6 20% Practical test or question-based paper


Paper 2 30% multiple choice

Paper 4 50% Theory

Paper 5 or 6 20% Practical test or question-based paper

Andrew Goodwin

Head of Department

Andrew Goodwin

Head of Science